Centennial Celebration

December 12, 2023
Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business Centennial Celebration

Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business (HSB) is 100 years old, and the school has embarked on a two-year long centennial celebration. The celebration began during Homecoming at the HSB Alumni Homecoming Reception.

“A lot has happened over the past century,” Sandeep Mazumder, the William E. Crenshaw Endowed Dean of HSB, said. “Through it all, the Business School has come to be known for its high-quality education and world-renowned thought leadership, all while retaining our Christian mission.”

The Fall 2023 semester marked 100 years since the first students enrolled in what was known as the Business Administration Department.

Following the First World War, as the U.S. economy faced significant challenges, business programs were drawing students who could help shape the future of America’s diversified economy. Against this backdrop, President Samuel Palmer Brooks forged a vision of a business school at Baylor that recognized training the next generation of business leaders was essential to a vibrant American future. He also believed that a high-quality business education, grounded in Christian faith, would provide the nation with business leaders who would do well, and do good.

The Centennial Celebration will last through May 2025, recognizing the first graduates of the Business School who earned their B.B.A. degrees in 1925.

“We are excited to celebrate this achievement with alumni and friends of the Business School,” Mazumder said. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acknowledge our past while we look to the next century of Baylor Business.”

For more about the Centennial Celebration and ways to support the Hankamer School of Business, visit hankamer.baylor.edu.